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Baby boom: 10 maternity nurses in Washington pregnant at same time

Two more nurses recently welcomed their own babies into the world. Most of the nurses plan to give birth at Holy Family Hospital, too.

SPOKANE, Wash. — Ten nurses at Providence Holy Family Hospital are expecting and two others recently welcomed babies into the world.

The craziest part? They all work in the Family Maternity Center.

According to a press release sent by Providence, six of the ten nurses are pregnant for the first time.

“There were a few of us having conversations and they would say ‘I’m actually pregnant,’ and we’d say ‘Oh, you are too?’ And it just became that there were so many of us,” nurse Peyton Johnson said. “It’s a joke now — don’t drink the water here, unless you want to get pregnant too.”

Most of the nurses plan to give birth at Holy Family Hospital, too.

Deanna Higgins is the nurse manager at FMC. She said the nurses' due dates are spread out enough so scheduling isn't expected to be an issue.

“We help nearly 1200 women have babies here every year, now it's our turn,” Higgins said. “One of the things we are most proud of at the Family Maternity Center is our amazing team of caregivers who care so much about their patients. I’m excited for our nurses to experience the same care they provide every day to families in our community.”